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add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. this is "jeopardy!" here are today's contestants -- a creative director and branding consultant from drexel hill, pennsylvania... immigration attorney from evanston, illinois... ...and our returning champion, a senate staff aide, originally from iowa city, iowa...
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and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! thank you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. and welcome. big day for us. whoever wins today gets to relax for two weeks because tomorrow we start the first of our quarterfinal games in our teachers tournament. paul managed to squeak through yesterday. it was a little tough for him, but he had built up enough money in double jeopardy! so he didn't have to worry quite as much in the final. jessica and colin, there's a lesson there. perhaps you watched, and perhaps you learned something. nd. and now, the categories, which are... y! rou followed by... double "o" coming up in each correct response. and, finally...
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don't want to run with scissors. alex: paul, start. let's go with capital attractions for $200. paul. what is athens? that's it. world for $400. paul. what is lima? lima in peru, yes. world for $600. paul. [ sighs ] what is amsterdam? amsterdam. correct. another one. world for $800. answer -- daily double. just like [ applause ] well, you'll get it out of the way early, and that will probably please jessica and colin. how much do you want to risk? let's do a daily double. althat.t. here is the clue. what is warsaw? warsaw in poland. yes. [ applause ] $2,400. capital for $1,000. colin. what is wellington?
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wellington. yes, for $1,000. "oo" what's that? for $200. paul. what is a nook? nook. "oo" for $400. paul. what is a goober? correct. "oo" for $600. colin. what is a mood ring? mood ring. yes. "oo" what's that? for $800. colin. what is loopy? no. paul. what is swoon? "swoon" is the word. "oo" for $1,000. these mountains in idaho get their name from their jagged appearance. [ beep ] and those are the famous sawtooth mountains. paul, back to you. mm, a year for $600.
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paul. who is shakespeare? no. colin. who is samuel pepys?u are. a year in the life, $200. paul. who is robert e. lee? yes. he's the one. year for $400. paul. who is gadhafi? yes. year for $800. [ beep ] and that would be eliot ness. paul? year for $1,000. paul. who is nehru? nehru. jawaharlal nehru. ng you to $4,800 and taking us to break number one.
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we'll come back to chat with the players right after this.
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that goes with this bit of information. colin bodels is from pennsylvania, but you got stuck in queen elizabeth's personal elevator? i did. i was in edinburgh with a friend e who was special needs, and they needed to use the elevator, and the one that they normally use was out of order. so, they had to keep the tour moving. and we got to use her own personal elevator, which nobody was meant to use. unfortunately, we got stuck in it for 25 minutes. aha. [ chuckles ] but her majesty was not around at the time? she was not. she wouldn't have been amused, i'm sure. [ laughter ] no, that's queen victoria, not elizabeth. i know. jessica lee is an immigration attorney who was once a synchronized swimmer. that's r does that mean you performed with a group of young ladies, or was it just you and a partner? both. i did duets. i also did team routines with eight other girls. and it was a lot of fun. what's the toughest part of being a synchronized swimmer?
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the toughest part is probably looking like you're having fun whiling your breath and kicking furiously underwater. okay, it's a bit of acting. all right. yes. paul nelson, senate staff aide. a legislative correspondent in the u.s. senate, which means you do what? we help draft the letters that we send back so, we write them out. and then we send them back to the folks in iowa. okay, pick up that signaling device and please make a selection and we will continue. let's go with scissors for $200. paul. what is paper? yes. scissors for $400. colin. what are pinking shears? pinking is correct. with scissors for $600. most scissors are a pair of pivoting blades connected by a screw or one of these two-headed, metal pins. [ beep ] it's either a screw or a rivet. colin, back to you. with scissors for $800.
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paul. what are the jaws of life? that's it. with for $1,000. paul. what is red? no. [ beep ] i have a pair in my desk. orange. orange handl paul. long songs for $200. paul. what is "american pie"? yes. long for $800. colin. what is "tainted love"? yes. long songs for $400.
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[ beep ] that long song is "stairway to heaven." colin, pick again. long songs for $600. jessica. what is "purple rain"? good for you. you're on the board. let's go with running for $200. colin. what a half marathon? no. paul or jessica? [ beep ] the run is a marathon. back to you, jessica. let's go with running for $400. paul. at is aerobic? aerobic. that's the word. running for $1,000. paul. what is twitch? twitch is right.
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long for -- wenning for $600. jessica. what is the 100-meter dash? yes. running for $800. paul. what is the pace? the pace is it, yes. and now, long songs for $1,000. [ beep ] and that would be "in-a-gadda-da-vida." i can't recall it, either. [ laughter ] all right, we're gonna take our second break. back in a moment to start double jeopardy!
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in that first round. let's see if she can keep it going in double jeopardy! here are the categfor you, jessica.
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and, finally... each correct response will begin with that letter. alex: where do we start? movies for $400. paul. who is tom cruise? correct. "g" for $400. jessica. what is the gallbladder? that's the "g." movies f0. jessica. who is adam sandler? right. movies for $1,200. paul. who is kristen wiig? correct. "g" for $800. jimmy? after radioactive decay, when a nucleus is in a high energy state, the particles and photons known as these rays are released. paul. [ clicks tongue ] what are gamma rays? $1,200, science.
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paul. what is genetically modified? you are correct, again. "g" for $600 -- $1,600. colin. what is the great spot? the great... red spot? yes. that's it. movies: who played 'em?, $1,600. [ beep ] played by the beautiful salma hayek. back to you, colin. colin. who is glenn close? correct. "g", i love science, $2,000. answer. the daily double. "g", i love science, [ applause ] and an opportunity for you to take the lead. ght. $2,000, please. -- here's the clue.
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all riwhat is gypsum? gypsum. yes, indeed. [ applause ] food stuff for $400. jessica. what is smorgasbord? yes. food for $800. paul. what is a whisk? a whisk. yes. food for $1,600. colin. what is "the joy of cooking"? that's it. food stuff for $1,200. paul. what is chicken? what is a chicken in every pot? you are right. food stuff for $2,000. what is a chicken in every pot? the new york public library exhibit "lunch hour nyc" includes a reassembled one of these beloved odern dispensers.
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jessica. what is a vending machine? be more specific. [ sighs ] what is a sandwich very mg machine? no. paul or colin? [ beep ] "what is an automat?" an automat. vendin is a kind of vending mac, but we wanted automat. three categories still in play, paul, as you make your next choice. godly for $1,600. [ beep ] way up high in the balcony. paul. godly for $2,000. [ beep ] it means a cemetery. paul. godly, $1,200. jessica. what are socks? no. paul or colin?
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[ beep ] keep your powder dry. paul, back to you. godly for $800. gonna stick with it. jessica. what is the god particle? you got it. godly for $400. paul. what is vain? in vain. yes. meeting for $1,600. paul. what is yalta? yes. $2,000, meeting. answer there -- daily double. [ applause ] you have a big lead. let's go with $2,500. all right. here's the clue. [ chuckles ] what is the democratic national convention?
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you are correct. why were you smiling so broadly on that one? chicago, alex. it's my birth city. i know, but you're too young to remember it. [ chuckles ] it's true. go again. meeting, $1,200. paul. who is king james? yes. $800, meeting. jessica. what is the united nations? yes. meeting for $400. colin. what is the vicious circle? no. [ clicks tongue ] [ beep ] "what is the round table at the algonquin?" jessica, one category still in play. $400.
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paul. what is western? yes. paul. who is hugo? give me more. i need his full name. no. you can't come up? jessica. who is hugo cabret? that's it. hugo cabret. 00. [ beep ] and that book was called "helter skelter." jessica. $1,600. [ beep ] and that would be arthurarke. now the $2,000 clue.
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[ beep ] and this very popular american author is stephen king. all right. $18,100 for paul. $9,200 for colin. paul realizes this game is not a runaway. coming down to final jeopardy! what's the category? cabin-- oh, gosh. cabinet departments. with our champion, the senator -- senator's assistant, we'll see how that plays out in a moment. five days later, i had a maheart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. no sir! you got any maps? sure! [ male announcer ] introducing jingos! snack crackers, in amped-up flavors like lime & sweet chili. dad, what's the deal? we're lost! lost? lost!
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it turns out members of the algonquin round table were known as "the vicious circle," so his score moves up to $10,000. the final jeopardy! category is cabinet departments. and here is the clue, players.
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30 seconds. good luck. alex: yeah, now's the moment when you wish you had stayed with spanish in high school. jessica, we come to you first. you wrote down, "what is the department of homeland security?" "if you see something, say something." you're right. and you will add how much money? $1,900. you're at $3,900.
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over to colin now. an even $10,000. shaking his head because he wrote down an incorrect response -- department of health. and he lost $8,200, dropping him down to $1,800. now we come to paul, who's shaking -- i'm sorry, janet. you wrote down "department of commerce," also. and it'll cost you $1,900. you remain champion with $16,200 and now a three-day total of $45,400. and you get to rest for a couple of weeks. tomorrow, remember, the teachers tournament. join us then. promotional consideration provided by...
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pat, you know, you're always kidding me about the endorsements that i do. they're really a lot of fun. you should consider doing one yourself. ah, not me. it's not for me. look, i'm a game-show host, and that's really all i want to be. [ laughter ] wheel... of... fortune! ladies and gentlemen, pat sajak and vanna white. [ cheers and applause ] thanks, everyone. thank you, jim. right here -- we'll stop right here. okay. thanks so much. to the puzzle board. thank you. hi. well, your long wait is over. time has come to win some money. get ready -- our first "toss up." the category "on the map." vanna's all set. here we go. [ bell chimes ] and it's lindsay.
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boulder, colorado? that's it. [ applause ] lindsay hanway. yes. from portland, oregon. mm-hmm. student at oregon state, studying... sociology. u in? i'm a senior. so, real life is gonna be raising its ugly head soon. soon. [ laughs ] actually, speaking of real life, you're married, right? are yo soon. i am,ghs ] to my wonderful husband, doug. and what do you like to do -- you guys -- for fun? i like to bake cupcakes, and we like to go to comedy shows me with family. does he like to eat cupcakes? he loves to eat cupcakes. then it's a perfect marriage. nice to have you here, lindsay. thank you. reggie ash jr. is from dublin, ohio. a marriage and family therapist back there, right? yep. and you're married. yes, i am, to my beautiful wife, adrienne. we have a son, just turned 1 -- reggie iii. oh, good. carrying on the tradition. absolutely. big football fan. do you have a team that you...? born and raised in indianapolis. i'm a huge colts fan. okay, that's the home, huh? yeah. all right, good to have you with us. good luck to you. and you, too, kate.
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kate simpson, dana point, california. what do you do? i work for a mortgage-frau'caus. i'm the special-projects manager. and you're also -- this lady is a member of the national junior board of directors of the hearing health foundation. yes, i am. i get that right? good. and a motorcycle person. i am. i own and ride my motorcycle, much to my mother's dismay. [ laughs ] have you been doing this for a long time? i've had it for three years now. yeah? and she hasn't gotten over it yet, has she? no, and i don't think she ever will. okay. well, as long as you enjoy it, and i'm sure you're a safe driver, so that's the way it goes. i am. get ready. we'll do another "toss up." this one is worth $2,000. and the category is "what are you doing?" this one is worth $2,000. [ bell chimes ] lindsay? knitting a sweater. yeah, you did it again. very good. you got them both. we'll see how you spin in a minute. we all know ho it, anyway., and yet, h [ chuckling ] right here for you, pat. tonight's jackpot round is brought to you by...
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n. two n's. now you have $1,600. i'd like to buy a vowel -- o. two o's. ahhh! yeah, saw that coming. lindsay, i'm sorry. all right, reggie, your turn. well, well, well, well, reggie, let's have a letter. h. pick it up. there are two h's. turn it over. see that nice, sparkly million dollars. all right, right down there. don't let that distract you from the task at hand, which is spinning right now, 'cause you have no money to spend. let's have a letter. d. there are two d's. boy, if you can solve the puzzle rig, there's a jackpot of over $6,000. if not, you take another turn.
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and you do have $1,000, if you want to do any buying. i'll buy a vowel. alht nowt. e, please. two e's. boy, i think you're gonna be l righght. yep. l. there's no l. kate, it's your turn. [ horn honks ] whoo! s. yeah. pick up that half car. there's one s. you got $500. yeee! that's a chevy tonight. i'll buy an i. uh, no. there's no i. sorry. lindsay. lindsay: b. yeah, two b's. $1,600. what do you thindsay? i'd like to solve the puzzle. yeah? don't beat around the bush. yeah, that's it. [ cheers and applause ] i think it's going pretty well so far. whoo! she got both "toss ups," she got the first round, and when you add everything up, she has $4,600.
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but we're just getting started here. ty to give away, i mean -- and you couldn't do that half car, but we'll put two more halves out later. no big deal. we're in back, cutting them in half all day long. we'll be back to play some more "wheel" in a moment. don't go away. i know you won't. i won't. no, i know. [ cheers and applause ] announcer: this christmas on "wheel of fortune"... i could be your secret santa. you could win... whatever i win. so have your spin i.d. ready for the sears secret santa sweepstakes. announcer: you could win a dream vacation, a sears shopping spree, lots and lots of... cash! doesn't matter if you've been naughty or nice. announcer: so get your spin i.d. today. we've given away over $4 million to lucky wheel watchers. you can have your own secret santa. but you have to sign up by november 13th at on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet
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"same name" -- that is our category this time. and, reggie, you will do the honors. r. no. no r. all right, kate. come on, kate. n. let's see. is there an n in that puzzle? there are three of them. so, that's $3,000 you would have to risk, d. ay.o, that's $3,000 you would have to risk, i'm gonna go for it. why not? what do i do?! why not? exactly. there you go. and it is... [ laughs ] [ cheers and applause ] let me guess -- it's not the bankrupt. no, it's not. it's the good one. ght, put that down right there. now, you can't spend any of that, so you need to spin the wheel again at this point. i could do that. okay, good.
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d. one d. i'd like to buy an a. yeah. there's an a. i'd like to buy an e. we also have e's -- two of them. and you're down to $400. i'll spin. uh-oh. uh-oh. ohh! kate, it pains me to say this, i'm sorry. but an excellent pout. i really mean that. i'm not just saying that. lindsay, it's your turn. i'm not just saying that. lindsay: l. yeah, five l's at $800 apiece. that's a quick $4,000. i'd like to buy an o. one o. i'd like to buy an i. there are two i's. yeah. you can buy another, if you want. i'd like to buy a u. that the last of the vowels.
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s. one s. mm. w. yeah, there's a w. pick up that wild card. you're up to $4,050. i'd like to solve the puzzle. okay. willie and... bull nelson? no, i'm sorry. that is not right. reggie, it's you. what would you like to do here? reggie: i'll solve the puzzle. okay. willie and...pull nelson? sorry. i don't know why i saidr turn no. kate, you have the same... kate: i'll solve. okay. willie and full nelson. yeah, full nelson is what we need. [ applause ] how hi, there. how are you? would have been nice if i could have kept that, but... i know. i know. i took your $10,000. that's like a wrestling hold, kind of, right? a -- yeah. i won't do one on you
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because i'm legally prevented from doing that. i appreciate that. but you did get $1,000. congratulations on that. and... and that's all i got. we'll -- we'll see you in a bit. come on back. goodbye. got to go. [ laughs ] i took your 10 grand. [ cheers and applause ] vanna: can you solve this puzzle from 2005? e category is "thing." we'll give you the answer when we come back right after this. getthloveded for of movies, music, games, and even vip experiences. join sony rewards. rewarding you for what you already love to do. lear your at here's the correct puzzle solution. did you solve it?
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and lindsay said, "bull nelson," but when reggie heard it, thought she said "full nelson," which is why he didn't repeat it again. you were just not coming up, inventing your own stuff. right. did that help?
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you feel better? a little better. [ chuckling ] okay. hey, but you know what? everybody's in this game -- the leader with $4,600 at this point. "things" is the category for this next round. [ bell chimes ] and -- oh, it's a prize puzzle. th change things in a hurry. kate, you're gonna start. [ horn honks ] s. and, again, you can pick it up. all right. there you go. and you have some mone. in case you want to do any spending, or are we gonna do spinning? i'll buy an i. three i's, yes. ooh, close. t. there's no t. lindsay. n. one n, yeah -- $500. like to buy an e. there are two of them, yeah.
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r. there's no r. okay, reggie, your turn. g. we have one g for you -- gets you on the board. l. yeah, three l's. $1,800. i'd like to buy a vowel. mm-hmm. a. that's a good buy -- four of them. i'd like to buy another vowel. mm-hmm. o. there is one o, and all the vowels are gone now, so it's spin or solve, reggie. you got a free that's always nice. f. uh-huh, two f's.
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boy, it's gonna be close, reggie. aw, man. i'm sorry. kate, it's your turn. i'll spin. m. yeah, two m's. i'll solve. okay. miles of amazing lava fields. yeah, that's it. whoo! whoo! congratulations. i'm very happy to see you. well, i thank you very much -- because you think i'm bringing you a trip, right? we couldn't cash in on the car. that's the only bad news. but you did cash in on a trip to hawaii. whoo! [ cheers and applause ] kate, explore our 50th state in first-class style, as you immerse yourself in island culture and tradition at hilton waikoloa village on hawaii island. this oceanfront family-friendly resort offers a truly inspired authentic hawaiian experience.
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hilton waikoloa village -- your destination in paradise. so, kate has the lead at this point, with $9,364. congratulations on that. thank you. but we are not through here. we got more money to give away. and we will resume doing that after we watch some messages here. come on back. that worked out well. yeah. and i didn't steal it from you. closed captioning is brought to you by the following... want to give your family more vitamins, a-3s, and less saturated fat? -it's e.b. -eggland's best. better eggs! it's e.b.!
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stay tuned. your spin i.d. could be worth0! we'll do a "toss up" now. $3,000 is what we'll give away. "living thing" is the category. vanna, do your thing, please. [ bell chimes ] reggie? rainbow trout. give him $3,000. there we go. all right. about time i see some money under your name. i like that. i was gonna say. all right. [ applause ] "show biz" -- that is the category for this next one. [ bell dings ] and, actually, i'm going to give the wheel a final spin. then i'm gonna ask you to give me a letter. if it's in the puzzle, you have three seconds to solve it. vowels worth nothing, consonants -- we'll add $1,000. $1,300 apiece. in a tight match, every letter important.
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the category is "sz," and, reggie, we start with you. let's have a letter. t. one t. boy, if you can get this, we'd really be impressed, reggie. [ buzzer ] kate. n. four n's. that's $5,200. "show biz." [ buzzer ] lindsay? i. no i. reggie? h. two h's. [ buzzer ] kate. need a letter. sorry. m. [ chuckles ] one m. concentrating. that's fine. didn't mean to break that concentration. [ buzzer ] lindsay. u. lone u.. no money for vowels.
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three seconds, though, to solve it. the human cannonball? yeah, that's it. uh-huh. [ cheers and applause ] what? and give up show business? well, let's see. we'll give you $1,000 for that round, because that's our minimum. and you ended up in second place, but with a nice total -- $5,600. good to have you here. thanks very much. don't leave. well, you had a little bad luck on the wheel, but you did end up with $3,000. we're awfully glad about that. say hello to "the third" when you get home. absolutely. okay. well, you won. [ high-pitched ] hey! oh, my. excuse me. i could barely hear that. you're going to hawaii. but, first, you're going to the bonus land with $9,364. there'll be dancing and dining pleasure till at least midnight. [ laughs ] prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] what other questionable choices i've made?
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welcome back, everyone. there are just 47 days to christmas. easy for us to believe in new york city here with all the snow on the ground. keep in mind, halloween was last week. >> that's crazy. the post office wants to make sure you get your holiday packages where they need to go. so later today officials kick off the holiday mailing and shipping season. and will announce the mail by and ship by dates. so mark your calendar for that. and right after christmas comes new year's day. a little master of the obvious, right. when the big tax hikes and budget cuts said to take effect. president obama and the gridlocked congress are
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scrambling to head them off. >> but investors are not betting on it. those nerves leading to a 313-point drop yesterday. that's the biggest selloff of the year. abc's bianna golodryga has more. >> reporter: wall street woke up to the same president, but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece over budget cuts and word that europe's strongest economy germany is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we are on to the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. $650 billion of combined spending cuts and tax cuts expiring automatically. wall street selloff led to a loss of $300 billion in market value wednesday alone. however, just after close of trading wednesday, greece did pass its austerity measures so markets should be tempered a bit. when it comes to the future we can't expect uncertainty as the fiscal cliff looms ahead.
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bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. >> thank you, bianna. coming up, advice on sorting out some of the hottest new options in tablets and touchscreen computers. >> would you believe tab tops, laplets, yeah, you heard us right. coming up next. >> announcer: "world news now"
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and welcome back to "world news now." we are pleased to have with us abc news technique editor joanna stern. joanna will tell us about five crazy computers that run microsoft's new windows 8. they're crazy in a great way. >> they're crazy in a great way. i am telling you they're crazy. >> not like us in a crazy way. >> not mentally insane. >> what are we starting with? >> thing with thing with windows 8 is that it's meant for tablets, desktops, all types of computers.
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what microsoft did and partners, computers that are tablets and laptops. >> all different tops. >> i call them tab tops, laplets. there is no good name. dell xps 12, looks like a normal laptop but -- >> it does -- but you can? gets a little acrobatic? >> yes, turns into a tablet. full-on tablet and laptop. >> touch screen. >> yep. >> this is nice. >> yeah. you can zoom, do different things with it. a full laptop, core i-5 processor. good enough to do your work on. sit back on the couch, turn it into a laptop and watch. >> i don't know. eat potato chips. >> exactly. this one too has a crazy trick up its sleeve, it is the yoga. yoga is the keyword there
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because it can do some crazy yoga. >> very flexible? >> very flexible. >> the downward dog of lap tops. >> way more flexible than me. >> i don't know any of the poses. this can do a tent mode. stand it up. so it's got a built-in stand. you can then flip it around and become a tablet. >> that is so -- it is so -- the functionality is amazing. >> versatile. them another stand like this. >> very cool. >> big thing here, keyboard is disabled. not typing on your lap. same thing as this one. failed to mention price is $1,200. $1,100 here. paying a lot. full functional laptop in here. >> is the price going down, or this one? >> the price is staying about the same here. we will get to lower priced stuff. another secret trick is a slider. this is the toshiba u-925t? >> the what -- the u925-t?
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>> that rolls off the tongue? >> no. slider does. >> i told toshiba call this the satellite slider. that's what this down. drop it down. >> the screen slides. >> tablet again. >> so neat. >> the thing with all of these is it is clunky to use a tablet because you have the keyboard in the back. you like to have functionality of the keyboard. and it gives you a different element to your computing experience. >> if you want something that is not as clunky -- >> not as clunky, this is definitely the answer. this is actually one of my favorite windows 8 computers because it is so thin and light. it really is just a normal ultra book. intel, thin and light ultra books now. >> it is light. >> you get basic laptop here. touch screen as well. really nice for, for navigating here. the thing is with this one. this one gets a little prizier. >> how much? >> $1,300. >> yeah, okay. thin, light, really powerful. >> what about this price point?
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>> this one we're going to get lower. this is the big one here. this is more comparable to an ipad. the big thing with this, it is a tablet. if i can pull it out. like an ipad. >> ipad with the keyboard. >> yeah. >> the tablet is $499. and it comes with the keyboard, $599. the difference this doesn't run a full-fledged version of windows. this is a -- >> somebody just said good-bye, the computers? >> yeah, they're not happy. they're like why is he getting attention? >> this doesn't run a full -- >> no, you can use new apps from the windows store. on this. down side of this version. it is cheaper. >> all right, joanna stern, our abc news tech editor and knows a whole lot more about technology than i guarantee you or i do. >> i'm really not that crazy. >> but i am. >> we'll be right back. >> thank you. ♪
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welcome back, everybody to "the mix." this story may surprise a few people out there. this, a study done by one of the leading experts on sex relationships in the uk here. this is the main theory she is working on. the qualities that women believe make them appealing, beauty, youth, confidence, intelligence are actually not what men look for in a long-term relationship. men would rather a girl that made them secure. and listened to them. >> a sandwich. >> rather than the one all other guys want to take away from him. study after study, men say i want a hot girl, they actually in real life want someone who has more of a spark and personality connection above all else here. so they said emotional connection was bigger than sexiness and spark was more important than looks. so being curvy, looking nice, appearing kind, listening, trust worthy, laughing at his jokes, letting him take care of you all more appealing to men than
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traditional hotness factor or whatever. interesting, men are not as shallow as we catch flak for being. >> so basically make me a sandwich and talk so much, right? >> no, those are your words. i'm not saying that. very cool though. not hot, some one there is a connection with. there you go. >> they probably don't like smelly girls. we don't like smelly dudes. if you have a body odor problem you may want to try eating your deodorant. yeah. chew on that. this company called deo perfume candy out of the uk will launch this next year. you eat this, it will release a lingering rose scent through the pores of your skin. kind of new. a u.s. company has a sweet and garlic compound, which can be broken down by the body. it is excreted through the skin, roses, lavender, vanilla.
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first went on sale back in the united states back in august. it's about $10 for a small bag. it can last up to six hours for a delicious floral aroma. >> you eat it and smell like roses. >> basically, you know, if you eat too much garlic, you end up smelling like gar luck. you eat the scent, and then the it excretes through the pores. >> oh, that sounds wonderful. >> process that one. do you smell skittles and fritos. >> yes, cheese steak. which professions have the most psychopaths? >> oh, lord. >> i'm under the weather if you can't tell. psychopaths doesn't mean ax murderer. it means a little ego centric. top professions, ceo, lawyer, media, tv, radio people. sales people. surgeons. journalists, police officer. clergy person, chef. civil servant. top three for not being [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet
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this morning on "world news now" -- more misery for areas hard hit by and still reeling after sandy. >> a snowy nor'easter is dumping up to 10 inches of snow in the new york area making for some real problems this morning. it's thursday, november 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." welcome everyone. adding insult to injury, snow on top of all of the destruction from sandy. just what this area of the country did not need. good morning, everybody, i'm paula faris. >> good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. our nor'easter coverage is up first. also this half hour, freed after nearly four decades in prison for murders he says he did not commit. the story of a newly freed man also coming up in this half hour. then, the question -- is the shine off of apple. practically everyone has an i-something.
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but the company stock is sliding and plenty of people want to know what is wrong with the once mighty tech giant. did you ever think you would hear stock sliding, apple in trouble? >> i think financially they're still okay. >> i think they are. and a bunch of guys who knew what they wanted and rode into a mall to get it. real life scene out of a james bond film. have to hear the details on this one. wild video there. first, a new threat for the millions who are still recovering from super storm sandy. a nor'easter bringing rain and wet snow to the coastal areas of new jersey, new york and connecticut. shutting major roadways. and the nation's largest commuter railroad. >> more than 1,000 flights were canceled with more likely as the storm spreads through the region this morning and weary residents who just got their power back, yeah, have lost it again. jim dolan of our new york station, wabc in the area hit hard by sandy, staten island.
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>> reporter: even in the snow they're working on staten island. but when does it end? >> it's snowing, this is like insult to injury. we had a hour cane now a blizzard. >> reporter: so much of staten island without power, many with it depend on a generator only a few things can plug into that. with so much left undone and unhinged here, fema left staten island because of the looming nor'easter. folks wondering if it will ever get better here. out here, fema is closing up for several days. what is the reaction? >> scary. >> wish it wasn't national tv, i would tell you the real reaction when we saw the e-mails on the phone. these are these people's full times job, what they're supposed to be here for. >> thanks to wabc's jim dolan. take a look at this video from hard hit new york city, queens, a tent used to help distribute thousands of hot meals to those still recovering from sandy
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collapsed under the weight of all that snow. fortunately though nobody was hurt. mother nature give us a break. show some mercy. >> what did new jersey governor chris christie said i am waiting for the locusts and pestilence next. well, some areas have seen up to ten inches just one week after a hurricane. let's get the latest forecast from accuweather's jim dickey, jim? >> good morning. our nor'easter winding down today. still seeing snowfall and rain especially through the morning. and especially into new england. but as far as new york city area is concerned, pennsylvania, mid-atlantic, improving through the morning on to the afternoon. even seeing some sunshine break through late. as far as storm total accumulations go, with snowfall, western connecticut, 6 to 10 inches. a few spots up toward a foot. rob and paula, back to you. >> jim, thanks a lot. it was weird coming in here tonight in the cab. sliding in the snow and slush. here we go. it is wintertime. though it is still fall. winterish for sure. >> i know my children were
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excited to wake up to snow. mom and dad, not so much. >> it's only fun if you're a kid and you don't have to go out in it. if you have to go out and work or do anything in it. not so much fun. we will get through it. our major story this morning, the president with no time to celebrate his big win last night. he is already getting back down to business in the nation's capital. >> what was that i think i saw, an olive branch extended. a couple of them. >> yes, the talk is cheap. we will see. >> leaders on both side of the aisle seem to be playing nice at least for now. abc's mark greenblat joins us from capitol hill. good morning, mark. well, good morning to you. you know, the day after an election in washington, kind of like the first day of spring training in baseball where everybody seems to be filled with a whole lot of hope. that was the same story here in washington as some of the leaders who normally bicker were finally talking about working together for once. >> reporter: it is back to work already for the president. who arrived back at the white house with the first family digging in now for four more years and immediate challenges.
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>> i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever. about the work there is to do. >> reporter: top on the president's to do list, economic growth and jobs. immigration reform, and the number one priority, those tax cuts, set to expire come midnight new year's eve. already, signs of potential compromise from republicans and democrats. >> mr. president, the republican majority here in the house stands ready to work with you. >> i am going to do everything within my power to be as conciliatory as possible. i want to work together. >> reporter: the president will also still have to work directly with paul ryan. who won re-election in wisconsin as a representative, while losing the race for vice president. but this new congress will have a new feel. wins by senator-elect elizabeth warren of massachusetts and tammy baldwin the first openly gay senator from wisconsin are helping women reach historic
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numbers and influence. >> women have been the bastion of bipartisanship in the senate, we'll see whether that's true with the new crop of women who are a little more from the extremes of their parties than the women they're replacing. >> the republican speaker of the house said that even he wants to do everything that he can to help barack obama succeed. but not as a liberal and not as a conservative, rather as the president of the united states and some one who can bring everyone together. live on capitol hill, mark greenblat, abc news. rob, paula, back to you. >> fingers crossed there can be bipartisanship this time around particularly with that fiscal cliff all around the corner. but, mark, in terms of mr. obama's big win last night, any reaction on the global stage? >> yeah, from world leaders out in israel, benjamin netanyahu congratulating barack obama on his re-election. president putin in russia saying the same thing. but one thing i can tell you is that the taliban telling barack obama it's time to get out of afghanistan. so, a stern message from them.
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>> all right, abc's mark greenblat reporting from capitol hill, live this morning, we thank you, mark. and we're going to extend to you our olive branch as well. >> thank you. >> good to see this kind of tone though on capitol hill. especially considering just how divisive it has been. it's good for america to see this. john boehner coming out today. harry reid as well. boehner said, we can't keep setting the bar that low. it is time we raise the bar. i loved what he said about we are ready to be led not as democrats or republicans, but as americans, not as a liberal or conservative, but as the president of the united states. >> that's the quote mark alluded to. you hope that in light of -- i mean, there are dual messages last night. the country overwhelmingly elected barack obama back to office. more democrats in the senate and the house. on the other side. popular vote very close. obama farthest to left there, but up by 3 million votes. very close race. that was a message, not a mandate. so there is a middle ground that you hope they both seek out. because the electorate did send dual messages last night.
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>> one headline, the divided states of america. it is a little divided. we need some healing, neosporin and a band-aid. >> yeah, get over it and move on. asian stocks tumbled overnight after a steep drop on wall street. global investors are nervous about new forecasts that show slow economic growth in europe well into next year. back at home, the concerns about the fiscal cliff. as mark explained, if a deal is not reached by january 1, tax increases and government spending cuts of $800 billion automatically take effect. that issue number one for capitol hill. >> it is. and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, coming face to face today with the man who almost took her life. abc news has learn that gifford and her husband, astronaut mark kelly will be in tucson in a courtroom there when jared loughner is sentenced. kelly is expected to make a statement before the court. loughner killed six people during that shooting rampage. giffords was among 13 that were wounded.
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on "world news" last night, diane sawyer recounted an interview she had with her and asked her if she had any hard feelings what would she say. i don't have any. no, no, no. just kind of shows the type of woman that gabrielle giffords is. >> absolutely. absolutely. simply unbelievable brazen heist to show you from an area of north london, i should say. the robbers did not bother with getaway cars here. they drove their motorcycles straight into a shopping center. >> clearly they knew what they were doing and where they were going. they stopped right in front of a jewelry store. >> couple of guys went inside to grab the loot, while another stayed outside keeping shoppers at bay with an ax. then they got back on their bikes and rode straight back out the door. they have not been seen since. >> is that george clooney and brad pitt? >> ooh, slightly brazen. man. motorcycle. are you kidding me? >> with an ax. going old school. >> medieval style. coming up next -- family intrigue and a newly freed man. >> he spent the better part of
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welcome back, everybody. an arizona man who spent nearly four decades behind bars for two murders he says he did not commit is a free man this morning. >> reporter dave biscobing of our phoenix station has a story 6 of a very long case of justice denied. >> reporter: it was a horrific crime. two people gunned down in a desert area north of the valley. the case went cold for more than a decade until bill mccumber's wife turned him in claiming he confessed. but their son says the two were going through a divorce. >> she was having affairs, it could be proved she was having affairs. >> reporter: his wife worked for the sheriff's office and mccumber's attorneys claim she planted evidence. >> miraculously out of the file jumped a palm print that matched the palm print of bill mccumber.
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>> reporter: he was arrested, convicted. sentenced to life. 38 years later, bill mccumber walked out of jail. so what changed? >> justice requires us to do what's right. >> reporter: in a special hearing in superior court, the county attorney's office offered him a deal if he changed his plea from not guilty to no contest they would let him go with time served. the family of the victims spoke out against the decision. >> i just want justice for my sister. >> reporter: they still believe mccumber is guilty. the decision really doesn't matter to bill mccumber. because after four decades, he's free. >> wow. 38 years. the heart of your life gone. >> 77 now. the justice department has been advocating for his release in recent years saying there is no dna evidence. his wife framed him. another man confessed to the killings. but could you imagine? >> your life is gone. you missed so much. you know, just, oh, man.
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>> that happens more than we would like to think it does. >> exactly. that's the sad part. coming up next, new concerns for the world's most valuable company. >> plunging stock prices leading to questions, are competitors finally taking a bite out of apple? it is all coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years.
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apple. >> the company has lost $130 billion since september. so is this temporary? or is the magic just gone? here is abc's neal karlinsky. >> this is amazing. >> reporter: if there is one thing you can count on when it comes to apple, it is hype. hype about the company's latest iphone or ipad. and lately, hype about the stock price. >> apple stock is surging this morning after the company reported a jaw dropping 73% increase in sales last quarter. >> reporter: for much of the year, stock market gurus have been making predictions, apple, the stock market sensation that sold for $7 a decade ago heading to an astonishing $1,000 a share. >> apple is going to $1,000. >> reporter: here's the thing about all the analysts, they like to change their mind.
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>> apple's shares now 2% away from a 20% decline. >> reporter: today, apple's stock sinking from $500 in cement to a five-month low today. and dancing around the edges of a company. >> growth of the company is spectacular, but it's slowing down. there's some fundamental changes going on in apple. investor nervousness didn't just start today. >> reporter: how did a company that can do no wrong make such a dramatic turn. >> interesting to watch the challenge from a marketing standpoint. apple used to use long lines as a marketing tool. now they're mocked by samsung. they're facing direct competition around products they have innovated look this never have before. >> reporter: like bad directions from apple's much maligned apple maps, the company suffered rare criticism. tim cook himself had to apologize for mapgate, the ipad
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mini launched to headlines of mini lines at stores. and the ipad, while still dominant, is losing market share to a surging samsung. even microsoft, long ago left in apple's dust, has a tablet called the surface, nudging for attention and starring in mock ads, crushing the ipad. ♪ and there are deeper concerns, no new products are likely until well into next year. and aside from the expectation that apple may reinvent the television, its product are no longer innovating the way many expect. >> apple is at a point where it's risen, it's plateaued a little bit. they need to respark the fire of innovation they have had so long. it's a little bit harder. >> reporter: betting against apple is tricky, while it is true nothing goes up forever. the company is just getting started selling in china. it has more cash on hand than
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many countries and entire economies and it's been written off prematurely before. time to sell? or time to buy? there is probably an app for that. neal karlinsky, abc news, in seattle. >> a bet against apple, not necessarily a smart bet. the dow dropped 312 points yesterday. big drop. something that's interesting, too, four years ago, the day after obama was first elected, it dropped 486 points which is a massive drop. it is up 40% since four years ago when things were bad economically. still for this year despite the drop is up 6%. so we're still a long way from where we once were. >> just to put it in perspective. but overall, the damage inflittinged about $400 billion in stock market vanished in the trading session yesterday. that's a lot. >> concerns about overseas, and fiscal cliff, puts the onus back on capitol hill. much more coming up after the break. stay with us. stay with us.
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♪ ♪ tell me what you hate tell me what you love ♪ ♪ tell me what you got tell me what you need ♪ ♪ i can't get a read on you so finally this half hour, we all marked the passing of time this election week by how much more gray hair the president has now compared to just four years ago. >> but on the stage in chicago tuesday night we saw a more striking marker, his daughters all grown up. here is abc's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: as they walked on the stage last night, everyone noticed, especially dad. >> sasha and malia -- before our very eyes you are growing up to become two strong, smart, beautiful young women. >> reporter: malia and sasha once hoisted on their parents' arms. you can't help but marvel as they inch up before our eyes. malia now shoulder to shoulder with her mother.
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she is now 14. sasha 11. the next four years for them marked by first dances, college applications and dating. >> teenagehood is complicated. i should also point out that i have men with guns that surround them often. it means they never get in the car with a boy who had a beer. >> reporter: malia already anxious to get her driver's license. >> we're going to have to figure out the logistics of that, but i promised her that she will in fact be able to learn how to drive. >> reporter: they will spend most of their lives living in the white house yet we rarely get glimpses of them or hear their voices. their parents trying to preserve benchmarks of home, family dinners, after-school games, life lessons, a family dog. >> and i'm so proud of you guys. but i will say for now, one dog is probably enough. [ laughter ] >> reporter: two remarkable young women growing up
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gracefully and sidestepping the spotlight in tiny pink sneakers. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> you heard the first lady say often that her first job is mom in chief. trying to preserve some normalcy for those two girls. you wonder at that age that they realize they'll be famous for the rest of their lives. you know, that's just incredible fishbowl. >> and i love those pictures just dating back to his time as a senator in chicago, just how young they were. this is pretty much all they have ever known. they have done a good job of growing up gracefully. now they're entering the teenage years, at least, sasha is. i wouldn't want to be the guy that wanted to court her. >> no, that's what the president said. i'm surrounded by men with guns. that's a president and a dad talking. >> yes it is. >> more from abc next.
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this morning on "world news now" -- a freshly frosted mess. snow blankets the area that just got hit so hard by super storm sandy. >> this snow is the newest hardship for hundreds of thousands of people who have been in the dark for more than a week. it is thursday, november 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." no rest for the weary as they say. it is a real mess for this morning's rush hour here in the new york city area. good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. and i nearly slipped and bit it getting out of the taxicab last night to get to work. >> a daily occurrence for you. with the snow it is worse. >> with the snow it makes it even worse. also, this half hour, our changing demographic nation. the very thing getting all the credit for putting president obama back in the white house for another four years. >> the fascinating look too at the changing tone and culture
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and politics of the nation. really very interesting. insight into the obama victory this week. also speaking of the president, there were lots of happy people, of course, celebrating his re-election in kenya, and they incruded an elderly family member. our correspondent went there for a firsthand look. and some political notes skinny-style. an odd couple indeed, roseanne barr and a man now being called america's happy warrior, vice president joe biden. there are reasons they are being talked about this morning. but first, more than 50,000 customers who had just gotten their power back have lost it again as the nor'easter tore through the area. >> airlines have canceled at least 1,300 flights in and out of the new york metro area. and road travel overnight is treacherous. abc's ginger zee in one of the hardest hit neighborhoods. >> reporter: in the battered rockaways, a freshly frosted mess. heavy snow falling atop hurricane sandy's destruction,
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it's a disaster layered on a disaster. new york and new jersey had just dried off after being inundated by that superstorm. and now all across the northeast, the wintry storm is dropping wet snow, sleet, rain, and wind gusts that could reach 60 miles per hour. already, it's prompted coastline communities in new jersey to order mandatory evacuations. sandy could cost americans $50 billion in damage by earliest estimates. and much of the clean-up remains to be done. 675,000 people are still without power since last week's disaster. and hundreds of thousands displaced. >> you know, we may take a setback in the next 24 hours. you need to be prepared for that. >> reporter: in north jersey, buildings damaged by sandy were reboarded up. they have extra plywood now as people brace for a second battering. winds howled into new york city where subway systems are still under repair. and now, railroads and bridges
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are frozen, once again, crippling the area into an impassible mess. >> hurricane sandy weakened trees and the high winds tonight could cause more trees and limbs to come down and the storm debris still on our streets to blow around dangerously. >> reporter: the debris which is everywhere, needs to be cleared before the high winds kick up. new york airports are also locked down again. ginger zee, rockaway park, new york. >> and that storm will now spread north over the next few hours. >> with more on the track of the storm we are joined this morning by accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. hi, jim. >> good morning, rob and paula. well, nor easter continues to batter the coast of northeast and new england. we see still some snowfall. many spots picked up substantial snow through wednesday. especially connecticut. many spots coming near a foot with those accumulations. good news is, the worst is over with the storm. the area of low pressure weakening, at the storm's center you see some dry air starting to work its way in.
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that will continue through the early morning hours. but still, some snow to be had, especially northern portions of new england. especially well inland across northwestern maine, coastal maine through coastal new england to cape cod, improving pennsylvania to the new york city area. as some dry air works its way in. it will keep it chilly here. as far as storm total snowfall goes -- many spots 3, to 6 inches, include the new york city area. the connecticut area, heavy snow through the day yesterday. that's where we see accumulations reaching a foot. keeping it chilly this morning. many spots in around the freezing point. warmer air on the way as we head into the weekend. rob and paula, back to you. >> jim, thanks a lot. here's a look now at the rest of the nation's weather. northern montana, bracing for a blizzard with up to 6 inches of snow and some strong winds there. and gusty in reno, and salt lake city. some rain in seattle and portland. >> much cooler than usual in central and southern florida. miami will barely break 70. honolulu and phoenix in the mid 80s. the midwest is mainly in the 50s and 60s.
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but any time we mention honolulu it's got to be just torturous. so we'll just stop mentioning paradise. >> seething jealousy we have in the northeast. yeah. well, president obama only took a little time to savor his big victory before shifting his focus to, of course, what lies ahead. >> as the first family returned to the white house, the so-called fiscal cliff it is looming, a mix of tax increases and spending cuts that could plunge the economy back into a recession. he needs to strike a deal with republicans to cut the deficit by the end of the year and there's already a hint of compromise. >> we want you to succeed. let's challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us, let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> senate majority leader harry reid offered an olive branch of his own saying it is better to dance than to fight. are these the same guys we have heard over the last couple years? amazing how they flipped a switch.
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all of a sudden they are getting along. >> yeah, talk is cheap. we'll see. the thing is now, it's a matter of what is going to get done during the lame duck session of congress between now and january and what the new congress will do next year. kind of try to decide to what action makes sense. the sticking point, obama has planted his, that line in the sand. look, tax, tax cuts for the rich have to go. republicans are not for that. that is a central sticking point here. that's ice they can't seem to break through. maybe this time it will be different. >> and boehner, speaking about the tax issue. we are speaking about the a balanced approach isn't higher taxes on small businesses. that are key to getting our economy moving again and keeping it moving. >> the big issue, tax cuts for the wealthy. entitlement reform. that's always tricky. touching people's medicare, social security, and so, they have a lot on their plate to deal with. hopefully the election sent a signal, the country wants y'all to get something done. somewhere in the middle.
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hopefully that common ground can be found. >> reduce the debt. >> yeah, a badly divided country. congress, we'll see. >> uh-huh. well, the california man behind an anti-islam film that led to violence in the middle east, he's been sentenced to a year in federal prison for violating his probation. mark basseley youssef was sentenced after he admitted he used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. he was on probation for bank fraud. dramatic surveillance video has just been released of that bizarre incident at a utah airport this summer. a sky west pilot accused of murder tried to use a stolen jet as his getaway vehicle. check this out, brian hegland wanted in connection with killing his ex-girlfriend when he hopped in a jet and slammed into a building, crashing through fences, knocking down light poles and damaging more than a dozen cars in the process. hegland committed suicide before police reached that plane. and with thanksgiving two weeks away, actually two weeks
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from today, right? today thursday? >> yes, it is. yes. >> i'm going to be grubbing in two weeks. >> the predictions of fuller planes and higher fares are coming true. >> new numbers show almost 24 million people will fly domestic airlines over the turkey day holidays. the planes about 90% full. >> the number of airline tickets sold for christmas and new year's and the holidays, it is up more than 50% from just a year ago, with prices up sharply as well. >> of course, this time of year they tend to jack those prices up. they know people want to travel. >> the deals really aren't out there anymore. >> no, you don't find. no, you really don't. well, you know, we love our football on "world news now." we just couldn't resist showing you highlights of sam gordon. >> you see, sam gordon is actually a she. and you obviously cannot keep a fast girl down. >> no, you can't. [ laughter ] >> i love our writers.
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on her team, she is the leading rusher on her junior team so far. she has gone for over 1,900 yards this season. you go, girl. >> and she scored 35 touchdowns. talking heisman, heiswoman numbers. enjoy it while you can. samantha. you'll meet her this morning on "good morning america." making the boys run after her already. >> that's right. that's right. good for her. check out the interview later on "gma." sounds good. well, coming up, we're not done with the election just yet. we'll take a look inside our changing nation next. and "the skinny" and roseanne barr, and the guy once called joe, "the skinny" coming up. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lifestyle lift.
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♪ ♪ living in america ♪ welcome back, everyone. you couldn't help noticing it election night, the faces at the campaign parties for president obama and governor romney they looked very different. >> absolutely. as pundits have been pointing out ever since, the outcome of the election rested on those differences. here is abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: from the chicago victory party to new york's times square, we saw the same thing last night in the battleground of tampa, florida.
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>> the diversity in the crowd here behind me, that is one of the big issues in the election one of the reasons florida is such a strong battleground state right now. latinos critical to obama's win. >> reporter: just look at the faces i shot on my phone. young, black, white, latino, men, women. they are the voters who reflect the changing face of america. voters whose diversity mirrors the very man they put into office for a second time. >> when you look at the country today it is much more like the "modern family" of the country where there is minorities, gays, single women than it is about the "mad men" part of the country which is much more white male oriented. >> reporter: it's not that whites stayed home, there is just fewer of them. they are still a majority of voters, but this time their share of the electorate was at its lowest ever. so while governor mitt romney won whites by the biggest margin since 1984, he still lost. that's because of all the groups that voted for president obama. think of them as the diverse
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"modern family" voter. first, there is minorities. making up their largest share of voters on record. latinos now 10% of the electorate, hitting double digits for the first time. more than twice as many unmarried women backing president obama over romney. and again, he won big with young people. >> this electorate is here to stay. it is only going to increase. >> reporter: very rapidly turning red and blue america into a much more colorful place. cecilia vega, abc news, tampa. >> i hear a lot of analysis last night about the enthusiasm gap of minorities. younger people came out. big numbers. >> 60%. >> that is my question, look at the young stat and go, those are folks 20-something in college, who are politically coming of age in this obama era. you wonder can republicans bring that back, or that perhaps a lost generation because of their getting entrenched now. will that last for the next few decades of their life if they remain politically active? interesting, where the country is going. young folks coming up now.
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>> you know pretty severe liberal shift too. voters over 50 we hear so much about, gay marriage issue, voters over 50 are most opposed. and voters 18 to 29 are most supportive of same-sex marriage. really, become a partisan issue. >> generational issue. >> generational issue. exactly. >> young voters have a lot more time left on the planet than maybe the other folks, maybe have to keep an eye on the numbers. >> it was very, very eye-opening to see the stark differences and to see, you know, the shift in america. >> i read great analysis last night. it said, one election is a runoff. two is a trend. the new dynamics we have been discussing, rising influence of minority voters, lopsided young voters, dramatic changes we see on issues, mark more than a second term of barack obama they mark decisively the turning of a political page. so last night was a big picture look where the country could be headed. interesting. and when we come back, a new role for the v.p. >> he is coming up in the "the
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skinny," that's next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny we're going to kick things off in "the skinny," a little political note. one of the more entertaining
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aspects of the election is always write in votes. people get very, very creative but comedian roseanne barr, she was actually on the ballot in three of those states. then she also had some pretty good support with the online vote as well. she came in fifth place on the ballot for president. fifth place overall on the ballot for president, along with peace activist cindy sheehan. they had over 40,000 voters. 36,000 in california. and about 8,000 in florida. she originally recruited willie nelson as her vice president before he backed out. yeah, they campaigned on a platform that included the legalization of marijuana. >> shocking. >> colorado and washington. resource based economy. and forgiveness of student loans. thousands on line said they would prefer porn legend ron jeremy as the leader of the free world. >> well, he does take a lot of positions. >> she tweeted. thank you for keeping me on track. i do not concede. in fact, i accept the job of unofficial president of the united states of america. i will serve main street not wall street.
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>> roseanne. president roseanne. wouldn't that be something, man. >> it would be something. speaking of politics here, vice president joe biden, an interesting role here. going to appear on november 15th episode of "parks and recreation," that really funny show with amy poehler of "saturday night live" fame. her character, councilwoman on the show has a huge crush on the vice president. her fiance in the show takes her to the white house and bumps into biden face to face and they have a moment. in fact her character says her ideal man has the brains of george clooney and the body of joe biden. clearly a fascinating character she plays on the show. joe didn't film this in the campaign. this was filmed back in july, when the show went to d.c. on location. but november 15th, check out the veep on "parks and rec." okay, so jermaine jackson, the brother of michael, is filing a motion a petition with the judge to change his last name to jacksun. >> what? >> why?
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he wants to change it for artistic reasons. according to tmz. he doesn't give further details. the request not yet approved by a judge. a hearing scheduled. apparently have to go through a litany of -- of, like certain requirements, in order for this to become official. but keep in mind, he did have a child named jermajesty. >> i'd look to file a petition for jermaine to change his hair. tired of him looking like one of the five heart beats. anyway, moving on, rihanna has a new album on november 19th. and on this album is a duet with chris brown, the ex-boyfriend. we know the back story. the song's called "nobody's business." on the song, she sings "i want to be your baby, you'll always be my baby. sing it to the world. baby give me some. i'm going to be your girl. and it ain't nobody's business." take a look as we go to break. ♪ it ain't nobody's business
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and finally this half hour, congratulatory messages for president obama flooded in from all parts of the world yesterday. >> but some of the happiest people are his re-election -- after his re-election, rather, live in a small village in kenya where everyone was rooting for him. abc's bobbie can otti was there. >> reporter: those not keeping warm by keeping the beat came prepared for the long wait. the election watch party in this typically sleepy village was an exhaustive all-nighter. by dawn, some concern as the first results came in. then, smiles. and soon -- the winner declared. ♪ for the people of kogelo, it is a day to dance. first over to the home of president obama's late father,
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to celebrate with mama sarah, the president's 90-year-old step grandmother. she said she never doubted her grandson would win again, but it was a great relief to many others here, who have high hopes his second term will lead to better lives in a beautiful, yet impoverished land. >> he has brought honor and glory to this community. he placed this community on the world cap. >> reporter: kogelo's connection to the u.s. president brought attention from the kenyan government and charity groups. there is a paved road, electricity and some new wells and some new businesses serving tourists like this new restaurant. >> many guests have come around, everyone has benefited. shopkeepers, selling small things. >> reporter: nicholas opened a new hotel here where many say they're celebrating a victory for changing attitudes far beyond the village. >> blacks and whites here are the same. it should be a lesson to everybody.
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that we should not underrate other people. we are all equal. >> reporter: bobbie canotti, abc, kenya. >> of course the village where the president's father was born. this is fascinating though. take a look at this picture. a woman gave birth close to the village. millicent, she gave birth to twins. get this, she named one, barack obama, and named the other twin, mitt romney. so this woman can go for bipartisanship. maybe we can take a lesson and do it back here in the states. >> if you are wondering, barack is in white, and mitt is in blue. apparently a lot of babies born were named obama. >> exactly. >> but the only one named mitt romney. >> interesting move, mom. more from abc coming up next. >> reporter: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. @
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